Visual Studio

Visual Studio Code 1.0!


Microsoft has just announced the official version 1 of Visual Studio Code. This fantastic lightweight development editor was launched little more than a year ago, has had over 2 million downloads, and is in use monthly by over 500, 000 developers. Built as an open platform, in less than six months, the editor has attracted over 1000 community contributed plugins and extensions – what a success story!

VS Code is fully localizable, and is currently shipping in nine languages. The community contributions to the codebase have been streaming in, and the team has consumed over 300 contributions into the live code-base from github.

Read more here : Visual Studio Code 1.0!


TypeScript 1.6 for Visual Studio Is Available Now

2014-04-30-TypeScriptLanguageThe next version of Microsoft’s scripting language TypeScript v1.6 for Visual Studio is now available to download. Microsoft’s Soma just announced the news via a blog post. TypeScript 1.6 for Visual Studio can be installed for both Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 versions.

TypeScript originally developed and maintained by Microsoft is a typed superset of JavaScript that let you write object-oriented code that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript is open source and supports all browsers and operating systems.

Here is a list of some key updates in this release : What’s new in TypeScript 1.6

You can download TypeScript 1.6 for Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, on npm, or as source.

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Developers Tools for WCF

For developing a WCF service application, there are mainly two tools – Microsoft Visual Studio and CodePlex. Microsoft Visual Studio is a complete package of development tools, necessary for developing a large number of diverse applications like ASP.NET web applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, and many more.

Microsoft Visual Studio uses the .NET framework functionality. CodePlex on the other hand is an open-source project hosting site of Microsoft that offers several free tools for WCF service application development.

Microsoft Visual Studio

There are many editions of Microsoft Visual Studio and initially it (Visual Studio 2005) was not an ardent supporter of WCF development. At present, Visual Studio 2008 is the only Microsoft IDE available for the development of WCF service applications.

Nowadays, the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is also a preferred tool for developing WCF service application. There is also a readymade template in Visual Studio for developing WCF service application.

Selection of such a template leads to addition of files for the following purposes:

  • Service contract
  • Service implementation
  • Service configuration

Requisite attributes get added automatically and a simple “Hello World” service gets created by Microsoft Visual Studio without even writing any code.